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Overview Beach Heritage Religious Wild Life
How to get there:

By Airways:

The nearest airport is at Karipur, Kozhikode (Calicut) which is about 93 km south. The Mangalore airport is 170 kms north of Kannur.
By Railways:
The nearest airport is at Karipur, Kozhikode (Calicut) which is about 93 km south. The Kannur is an important railhead of the Southern Railways and it is major railway station on Shornur-Mangalore line. There are trains from Mumbai, Goa, Mangalore, Madras, Trivandrum, Kochi, Kozhikode, and Coimbatore. All major trains going north through the Konkan and beyond stops at Kannur.
By Roadways:
An excellent road transport system connects Kannur to all the major towns of South India. There are frequent bus services from Mangalore, Bangalore, Kochi, Trivandrum and Kozhikode.


Kannur once a premier port of ancient Kerala has been a favorite destination of foreign travelers from Europe, China, and Arab countries. In his book of travels Marco Polo recounts his visit to the area circa 1250 A.D and referred Cannanore as a great Emporia of spice trade.

historical monument


In the ‘Periplus of the Erithrean Sea’ a Greek work of great antiquity, Kannur finds mention as Naura. Other famous visitors included Fahian, the Buddhist pilgrim, and Ibn Batuta, writer, and historian of Tangiers.

another view of the back water

another view of the sea

Beach :   Payyambalam Beach Valapattanam, Meenkunnu Beach , Meenkunnu Beach

Heritage :   Thalasseri Fort: (22 km from Kannur) Arakkal Kettu, St. Angelo Fort, Ezhimala

Religious :   Parassinikkadavu Temple The Odathil Palli , Holy Rosary Church, Trichambaram Temple

Wild Life :   Aralam Wild life sanctuary Parassinikadavu